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Royal Marine from 42 Commando killed in Afghanistan

September 19, 2011

It is with regret that the Ministry of Defence must announce that a Royal Marine from 42 Commando Royal Marines was killed in Afghanistan today, Monday 19 September 2011.

The Royal Marine and his colleagues were providing support to an Afghan National Army patrol in the Khorgajat area of the Nahr-e Saraj (South) District of Helmand province, when they came under small arms fire from close range.

Despite the best efforts of the medics on the ground and extraction by helicopter, he was pronounced dead on arrival at Camp Bastion Role 3 Hospital.

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Major Rolf Kurth, said:

“It is my very sad duty to inform you of the death of a Royal Marine from 42 Commando Royal Marines in the Khorgajat area of the Nahr-e Saraj District in Helmand province. The Royal Marine was part of a foot patrol in support of the Afghan National Army, when they came under small arms fire.

“He died as a result of a gunshot wound sustained in the ambush. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in their time of grief.”

Next of kin have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released.

From www.mod.uk

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 19, 2011 20:53

    iIcondolence Ministry of Defence, Royal Marines Corp, his buddies and his family for the deaht of the marine of 42 Commando Royal Marines.
    He live on our heart for ever.
    Claudio Alpaca

  2. Sandra (Stoke on Trent) permalink
    September 19, 2011 22:44

    Stand down brave soldier may you now rest in peace my condolences to your family and friends

  3. September 20, 2011 11:47

    Rest in peace brave soldier condolences to your family and friends

  4. Barry Sheridan permalink
    September 20, 2011 12:09

    The loss of second member of the armed forces in a handful of days is profoundly sad. My sympathies go out to all those closest, family, friends and serving members of 42 Commando. RIP

  5. Kimberly Crouch permalink
    September 20, 2011 16:30

    God Bless him & his family. For a true Hero has given his all, for the freedom of others & us. I pray that the calming peace of our lord will surround his family.

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